"Kya laaya mere liye Diwali pe?"
She always used to ask.
Was in college, basically no income, so I used to look down and say:
''kuch nahi maa, khali haath aya hu".
She used to smile at me and say:
"Khali haath kaha, ye gandey kapdo ka bag hai naa, mere liye ye bhi gift hai".
And yesterday, I came back to my rented flat full of happiness with a 'Diwali Bonus Cheque', showed it to maa on video call and said:
"Maa tere liye".
"Mere liye wo gandey kapdo ka bag he le aata, par beta Diwali pe tu ghar toh aa jata".